Graduate Certificate in Tourism and Destination Management

VU course code: BTTD | Level of study: Postgraduate
0.5 years full time or longer for part time

Fee type for this course: Full fee

City Campus


Build on your qualifications and experience to enter the rapidly growing tourism and events sectors with the Graduate Certificate of Tourism and Destination Management at Victoria University.

You'll gain insight into tourism and event policy development, build professional networks, and develop the expertise needed to become a tourism-industry leader.

This tourism course comprises four specialised tourism-management units (subjects). Each addresses current and emerging challenges faced by destinations internationally.

Embedded within an established suite of business programs, including our internationally awarded MBA, this postgraduate course prepares you with professional skills for tourism-management roles. On finishing the Graduate Certificate of Tourism and Destination Management, you can build on your study with the Master of Tourism, Hospitality and Events Management at Victoria University.

This postgraduate certificate is part of VU's School for the Visitor Economy – a cross-university school providing qualified graduates to Victoria's rapidly expanding tourism and hospitality sectors.

Entry requirements

When assessing your application, we consider your education, work experience, current skills and personal attributes (where relevant).

Applicants for this course will need to meet the entry criteria outlined below. If you don’t meet the entry criteria, you may be able to gain entry by first completing a different course. We call this a ‘pathway’.

For PhD applicants, we offer a related ‘Integrated PhD’ which allows you to establish relevant skills before beginning your research.

You may also be eligible for course ‘credits’, where you are granted a unit or units towards your qualification for equivalent previous study or work experience, so you can graduate sooner.

Entry criteria

Credit & Entry pathways into this course

Victoria University is committed to providing a transparent admissions process. Find out more about how to apply for our courses, and our commitment to admissions transparency. Meeting the minimum admission criteria does not guarantee entry into this course. Past academic performance may be considered.

Course structure

To attain the award of Graduate Certificate in Tourism and Destination Management, students will be required to complete 48 credit points consisting of:

  • 48 credit points of core units

Fees & scholarships

University fees vary, depending on how much the government contributes towards course costs (if anything).

Read below to find out about the fee ‘type’, the estimated yearly tuition costs for this course, and the financial support on offer (including our generous scholarship program).

10% discount for alumni

If you’ve previously completed a qualification with us, and you’re paying full fees for this course, you may be eligible for a 10% discount.

Find out how




The Graduate Certificate of Tourism and Destination Management will equip students for roles in: 

  • tourism planning agencies
  • tourism promotion agencies such as ‘Destination Melbourne’
  • managers of attractions
  • marketing and communication (events)
  • planners within the travel sector (airlines and other major transport providers)
  • self-employment through tourism management businesses.

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